Let's play.... Cephword!

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  1. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Here's a game that may appeal to all you fans of Scrabble, Boggle, Perquackey, and those "Jumble" puzzles that appear in the newspapers. It's called Cephword!

    How does it work? Very simple, gang: I or one of the other players posts ANY long ceph-related word. Then everyone tries to find as many words (3 letters and up) which can be made from it. To make things more of a challenge, and to avoid duplication, for each given puzzle a player may post no more than ten words in each of the following categories:

    - 3 letters
    - 4 letters
    - 5 letters
    - 6 letters or more

    None of the words may duplicate entries previously posted for a given puzzle. Both singular and plural forms of a word may be used. For words with two possible spellings (e.g., "favor" or "favour"), you may use whichever one is most familiar to you, but not both. You may not use proper names, capitalized place names, scientific genus or species names as answers (though you may use them as puzzle starter words).

    All entries may be challenged by other players, but s/he must present proof using either a dictionary or an online reference. Any challenger or challengee who is proven incorrect, gets only half a bucket of krill at feeding time for a week. Submitting blatantly misspelled or obviously made-up words (e.g., "oktopuss" or "gringendoodleplatz") is punishable by gang tomato'ing.

    If there are any rules I haven't covered here, I invite my fellow TONMOers to add their own or amend the existing ones.

    Ready to play? Here's the first puzzle, and my words (remember, only ten words per word-length per player):

    ARCHITEUTHIS

    art
    rat
    tar
    sit
    his
    car
    tic
    hit
    hat
    cat

    arts
    rats
    tars
    sits
    scar
    tics
    hits
    hats
    cats
    star

    carts
    start
    tarts
    chits
    chats
    chart
    teach
    cheat
    crest
    tears

    stitch
    arches
    atheist
    starch
    stretch
    charts
    cheats
    treats
    earths
    traces

    OK, who's next? Wanted: More takers for ARCHITEUTHIS!

    The Tanster
     
  2. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Sweet looks like fun but I got to go to sleep now.







    Jesse
     
  3. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: Let's play.... Cephword!

    Hmm, I wonder who'll bite...

    ARCHITEUTHIS

    arc her hut tie she the ute sue tea rut

    cash such cite cart stir thus hart shah tire rite

    reach chair tithe hutch crate tacit races retch scare tract

    astute hirsute static chutes chaste cutter rhachis shutter curate thatch


    :wink:
     
  4. Rockthis11

    Rockthis11 Wonderpus Registered

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    "this" :)

    thats all i can think of
     
  5. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Heheh -- somehow I knew Kat would be the first to show up :wink:

    While we're at it, here are a couple of ADDENDA TO THE RULES which just occurred to me:

    • (a) More than one puzzle may be active on thread at the same time (as with "Six Degrees to a Ceph"). Players, just be sure to place puzzle-starter word at the beginning of your answers so we'll know which one you are playing.

      (b) Come to think of it, two-word puzzle-starters can be acceptable as well (e.g., MESONYCHOTEUTHIS HAMILTONI or JACQUES COUSTEAU). *
    * Dammit, why didn't I start with ARCHITEUTHIS DUX? Dumb Tani! Dumb! Dumb!

    :bonk:
     
  6. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Ummmm, eat, hate, rice, tart, cares, s#!%, rest, site, tire, tech, tires, teacher, sitter, hitter, tetra, heart, and, ummmmmmmmmmm rash.
     
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I love this kind of word game!!

    itch
    rich
    char
    chat
    chit

    suite

    ratchet
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    errrrrr hatch

    Haven't had enough caffiene yet to do any better (why isn't there a coffee mug icon when you need one!)


    J
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Forgot a few, chatter, shatter, chatters, and rashes.



    :usa: :
     
  10. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    For you:

    :coffee:
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Yay!! More smilies!:coffee:
     
  12. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Shouldn't that smiley-face be shaped like a donut :?:

    BTW, we're on a roll here with those puzzle answers! How about trying this variant (while continuing the original game, of course):

    ARCHITEUTHIS DUX

    But, due to the three additional letters, only words containing the letter D, X, or two U's are acceptable.

    I'll kick it off with just three of each length. Anyone want to try for ten?

    tax - six - sex
    exit - dues - axis
    duets - chide - darts
    starched - tithed - dearth

    Keep on keepin' on, gang!

    :)
    Me
     
  13. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Taxi, taxes. Thats all I got.
     
  14. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    I'm gonna give it a go,

    dude - dirt - dart - dice - die - diet - direct - disc - discuss - discrete

    whew, this is not easy.
     
  15. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ex-cel-lent, Joel! However, I must challenge "discrete" because there is only one E in the phrase, and "dude" because there's only one D. Otherwise, great work. Any other takers? (Yes, this is a tricky one.)
     
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    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Fine :? i'll change those to dire and district

    Better now? :mrgreen:
     
  17. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Approved! :sun:
     
  18. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    How about my favorite ceph, Vampyroteuthis infernalis ?
     
  19. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Vampyroteuthis infernalis

    amp, tin, rot, fin, lip, ran, for, not, mop, tan

    ramp, lamp, pyre, vote, tote, fern, this, spot, rest, test

    learn, tramp, route, theme, their, sharp, strap, strip, stern, final

    protein

    infernal, internal

    improvise

    Agggh! too many letters to choose from! :bugout:
     
  20. um...

    um... Architeuthis Supporter

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    Here's a few more:

    Vampyroteuthis infernalis

    art
    ear
    fan
    hit
    oil
    pan
    roe
    rot
    sue
    tar

    airy
    fair
    lisp
    mire
    pale
    rate
    rule
    seer
    tire
    torn

    avail
    feral
    raise
    rinse
    stale
    steam
    stint
    style
    taint
    trial

    siphon
    autopsy
    aperitif
    paralysis
    parsimony
    reptilian
    infiltrate
    misanthropy
    portmanteau
    intransitive


    What a great species to use!

    Neil
     

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